How To Edit Multiple Photos In One Instagram Post, Because This Gallery-Like Feature Saves A Ton Of Time
On Feb. 22, Instagram announced a new post format that may prove to be a game-changer for the app. With the new gallery-like feature, users can now include multiple photos and videos per post — and edit them all at the same time! Curious about how to edit multiple photos in one Instagram post and save yourself a bunch of time? With up to 10 images and videos allowed in a single post, editing each image individually can be a pain. Thankfully, as part of this exciting update, Instagram also gives its users the ability to apply the same filter to every image in the post in one fell swoop (in addition to allowing you to edit each entry individually, of course). These slideshow-esque posts also makes it easier than ever to tell a complete story with a single post so if you find a setting you like for your images, applying it to all the photos contained within a multi-image post can make for a more cohesive and seamless viewing experience.
With the exciting new feature, users no longer need to rely on the Layout app to create a collage, or the ephemeral Stories feature to publish a group of memories that will vanish after 24 hours. The gallery-type posts (which aren't technically called "galleries" — although functionally, that's more or less what they are) will appear on the main feed, signaled by a number of dots beneath the cover image of the post to suggest that there is more to see by swiping. To set up your own multi-image post, make sure you are running the latest version of the photo-sharing app. Open Instagram and tap the upload button (that is, the little plus sign) to go to your photo roll. You should see a new icon next to the Boomerang option that says "select multiple" with two squares layered on top of each other — tap the button to start creating your own gallery-style post! Once you have your photos selected, here's how to easily edit multiple photos you're planning on sharing within one Instagram post:
1. Select Multiple Images And Videos
Tap the photos and videos to select them for your post. Numbers will appear in the corner of the images signifying their placement in the Gallery slideshow. This can be changed during the editing process — so no need to sweat it just yet!
2. Set Filters For Your Images
Once you have finished selecting your preferred images, tap "Next" in the upper right-hand corner to start the editing process. Instagram will display all the selected photos and the filter choices underneath. Tap all the photos you want to edit, then select a filter — and the filter will automatically be applied to all the selected photos. To edit a photo individually, simply select only that photo and then the filter you want.
3. Change The Order Of Your Photos
To alter the order in which the images will be viewed, press down on a photo and drag it into the desired location in the viewing order. The cover photo that will appear on the Feed will be the first image or video that you share.
To delete an image during the editing process, tap and hold down on the photo and drag it to the trash icon at the top of the screen (although note that once you've actually posted a slideshow-esque collection of images, you won't be able to delete individual elements or photos from it anymore).
Once you are satisfied with your filter choices and post sequence, tap "Next" to put the final touches on your post.
4. Set Tags And Post Your Gallery!
Each multi-image post is only allowed one caption, which will be applied to the entire post; the same is true of location tags. Users can tag friends in individual photos, however.
After you've filled in the pertinent information, tap "Post" and your multi-photo post will appear on the main feed. Happy 'gramming!